This must be one of the greatest performances of Patti Smith's long and brilliant career. And "Gloria" is certainly one of her best songs: she reworks Van Morrison and Them's 1966 garage-rock "Gloria" into something uniquely her own, fusing sexuality and (anti)religiosity, with those piano chords chiming like bells - and those mad galloping drums - all the while behind it. Perfect! Sometimes I think Patti Smith is exactly the kind of performer that I'd give anything to be, and that I know I never could be. She's a true rock'n' roll poet, and as such, she's one of my greatest inspirations.
June 16, 2019
Patti Smith's GLORIA
A random, albeit very pertinent comment: